The Heart of Illinois United Way’s Success By 6 program participated in the National Education Association’s 2017 Read Across America Day.
Celebrated annually on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March 2, 2017, Read Across America Day is a nationwide celebration with thousands of schools, libraries, and agencies bringing together children and volunteers for reading, crafts and activities.
In central Illinois, Success By 6 had more than 70 volunteers at its partner preschools to read the 50th Anniversary Edition of Dr. Seuss’ Come Over to My House and assist the students with a craft related to Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat.
Success By 6 is the Heart of Illinois United Way’s early childhood education initiative that provides teachers and parents with opportunities to best impact preschool students’ early learning experiences in reading, math, and social-emotional health. Led by a community-based team of business leaders, educators, and early childhood advocates, Success By 6 strives to ensure children from birth to age six, are healthy, safe, nurtured, and ready to succeed. Continue reading